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Harold G Palmer

Military

T/Sgt. Harold G. Palmer was the radio operator. He bailed out of the aircraft and spent the remainder of the war as a POW.
Harold Palmer was born in 1923. He was 19 when he enlisted on December 10, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He had completed 4 years of high school, was single with no dependents, and listed Cook County, Illinois as his place of residence. His civilian occupation was recorded as "Gas and oil man", which is a clerk's error: Palmer was a machinist before he enlisted.
Harold Palmer died in 2013 at the age of 89 and is buried at St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100374 Suitch's Bitch

    B-24 Liberator
    In mid-December, 1943, Lt. Suitch received orders to proceed to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take possession of a newly-built B-24 Liberator bomber. The bomber assigned to Lt. Suitch's crew was built at the Consolidated plant in San Diego, California, as part...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 15:08:54 bombardier_daughter Changes to biography and media associations
Sources

Nancy Wilson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2562 / MACR 2562, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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